Built In NYC: A Tech Company’s Guide To Deleting Personal Identifying Information

when the California Consumer Privacy Act was signed into law, many businesses still hadn’t thought about the best way to delete data upon request. They were just trying to parse what it all meant.

“A lot of organizations with whom we work were really just rushing to address subject rights [notification] — and deletion was something they were going to deal with afterwards,” Nader Henein, research director of privacy and data protection at Gartner, told Built In.

The CCPA grants California residents a host of rights around their personal data, including the right to request any business that falls under the law’s coverage delete any personal identifying information (PII) it might have about you. Two years have now passed since the act became law, and six months have gone by since it took effect.